Discharge Books

SEAMAN's Discharge Books

Seafarers who are employed on Isle of Man registered vessels can apply for a seaman’s discharge book. This serves as a seafarer’s record of service.

Please note, we are no longer able to issue either Discharge Books or British Seaman’s cards to Private Contracted Armed Security Personnel onboard Isle of Man registered vessels.

Applying for an Isle of Man Discharge book

To apply for a seaman’s discharge book complete form R001 and forward to our office.

Applicants can also email [email protected] to request guidance on how to complete the form.

A list of supporting documents is below and these must be attached with form R001:

  • 1 passport sized photograph
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Evidence that you are employed or have been offered employment on an Isle of Man registered vessel
  • In the case of a continuation issue, your full Discharge Book.
  • In the case of a replacement issue, a letter explaining the defacement or loss of your Discharge Book

Applying for British Seaman’s card

To apply for a seaman’s card complete form R001 and forward to our office, together with:

  • Evidence that you are employed as a British Seafarer
  • Photocopy of your passport or Birth Certificate
  • In the case of a continuation issue, your old British Seaman’s Card
  • In the case of a replacement issue, a letter explaining the Defacement or loss of your British Seaman’s Card

Fees for Discharge Book/BSC can be found here.

 

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